I'M KASS AND I WOULD LOVE TO DESIGN YOU SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL
Bits of my Story
I graduated from the University of San Diego with a BA in art history and a minor in visual arts in 2015. Soon after, I hopped over to London to complete my MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art, focusing on 1900 through mid-century art + design (Bauhaus anyone?). Along the way, I dabbled in subjects from creative advertising to art law to deducing the perfect formula for mastering standby travel. However, no matter what I studied or where I flew, I would always find myself buried back in Illustrator. Since, I have returned to my home in Southern California to pursue branding work full-time (and still curing the travel bug when I can).
Archaeology Design has grown out of this lifelong submersion into studying all things visual: fine arts, advertising, film, art history – you name it – as well as a penchant for philosophy and problem solving. For me, the design process has always been akin to the archaeological search: uncovering something new through both historical and contemporary contexts – as well as advanced visual analysis – in order to assign purposeful meaning in our contemporary world. In this way, we can create solutions that communicate effectively but also offer new lenses: design that is undoubedtly modern while remaining timeless.
When I'm not browsing typefaces or making my usual museum rounds, I can probably be found burying myself in French new wave films, perfecting my morning disco playlist or researching a future trip abroad.
Let's Talk Design
In a world learning to fuse the tangible with the digital, it can be confusing where to begin when putting together an event, compiling a new project, or starting a business and are in need of a visual compass. That's where designers come in. Whether you are looking for a branding concept to get started or ongoing collateral items, adaptive social media material, some double-take packaging, I would love to talk more about your vision and how we can get started making something awesome together.
Video, Packaging, Social, Print
2020 - Now
2017 - Now
Courtauld Institute of Art
MA Art History
Modern Art + Design
University of San Diego
BA Art History
Design + Communications
San Diego, CA
Adobe Illustator, Photoshop, InDesign
Premiere, AfterEffects, Lightroom
ARTICLE DU JOUR
The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970's Paris
Masculin Féminin / Casino / Nine
The Immaculate Collection, Lofi + anything that would have played at Studio 54
Rome, of course
Collage Collective leftover from London Days